Mouths are watering in Cape Girardeau.
That’s because the local Perryville hot spot, Mary Jane Burgers & Brew, is expanding to Cape Girardeau.
The name of the new joint: Mary Jane Bourbon & Smokehouse.
Owner Carisa Stark says they hope to open in the old Courtesy Cleaners building, located at 1107 Broadway, by late 2018.
Stark promises to maintain a high level of service and quality.
The electric ambiance, and locally sourced, whole food will not change at the new location.
What will change are the food and drink.
“I do not believe in duplicating concepts,” Stark said.
At Mary Jane Bourbon & Smokehouse the menu will be completely different, featuring BBQ entrees and the largest bourbon selection in southeast Missouri.
Stark says she wants to create restaurants that serve as destinations rather than carbon copies.
Current design plans for the new restaurant maintain the buildings outside art deco feel.
Inside, though, construction crews are completely gutting and turning it into a two-story dining area that includes a private party room.
Stark says you can enjoy a small taste of what they’ll eventually be serving up at this year’s Cape Jaycee BBQ Fest on Friday, Aug. 17.
Smoked prime rib and turkey are on the menu for the evenings events. CLICK HERE to plan your visit.